Making New Year's resolutions is a popular tradition, but Peter says many people end up breaking those promises to themselves after just a few weeks. While sticking to a resolution can be tough, Peter says there are
ways for you to organize your mind and put a plan in place to make your resolutions a reality.
Whether you want to get fit, lose weight or organize your household, Peter says these tips will help you take on whatever New Year's resolution you choose:
- Start with one resolution. If you try to make too many, you may not accomplish any.
- Make your resolution very specific. "Don't say 'I want to lose weight'—instead, say 'I want to lose three pounds a month so that I look hot in my new swimsuit come summer,'" Peter says.
- Be serious about your resolution. If you don't take your resolution seriously, Peter says it is a waste of time to make one.
- Write your resolution down and post it in a visible place. If you see your goal every day, it will be in the forefront of your mind, Peter says.
- Enlist the support of friends and family. Bring others in on the resolution so you have a support group to help you accomplish your goals.
- Don't let yourself quit. Even if you slip up once or twice, you shouldn't abandon your resolution.